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Towering in Berlin
Preparations are well under way for the third International Tower Cranes conference. An impressive speaker programme includes leading industry figures from around the world
Safety and efficiency at World Crane and Transport Summit
High quality information and other tools to help you run your lifting and specialized transport business more safely and efficiently top the agenda at the 2013 World Crane and Transport Summit
OSHA focuses on crane safety
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the USA will launch a programme aimed at reducing serious injuries and fatalities associated with crane operation
Reducing your carbon footprint
Manufacturers and crane rental companies are minimising the impact their manufacturing processes, products and operations have on the environment. Laura Hatton reports
IMCA updates crane specification document
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has reviewed and published an updated version of its crane specification document IMCA M 171 Rev.1
CECE calls for standard tower crane licence
The Committee of European Construction Equipment (CECE) is calling for Europe-wide minimum training requirements for people operating and maintaining tower cranes
Prangl Safety Walk in Linz
Prangl Gesellschaft, based in Brunn am Gebirge, has organised a safety event for customers in Linz leather factory, Austria, on 13 June 2013
CATLA conference 2013 success
Around 180 industry professionals gathered at the International Cranes and Transport Latin America (CATLA) conference 2013 in Sâo Paulo, Brazil on 4 June
Brundell resigns from CICA
Crane industry stalwart Jeff Brundell has resigned as a Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) board director
OSHA to extend crane certification compliance date
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the USA has said it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years
Lavendon Group overhauls internal benchmarking system
Lavendon Group is pushing the boundaries of technical excellence with a complete overhaul of its internal benchmarking system, TechX.
Magna Tyres gets ISO 9001
Industrial and truck tyre manufacturer Magna Tyres Group in the Netherlands has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system
Webinar on safety programme essentials
Building a successful safety programme for crane and rigging companies is a complex process. Learn how in a webinar presented by Daniel Erwin, corporate safety director, TNT Crane & Rigging
Repair and refurbishment: High grade
Changes in the design and material used in the booms of telescopic cranes has made repairs a lot more difficult and complicated. Colin Sowman reports
Backing in UK for crane MoT tests
A campaign in the UK calling for mobile cranes to have regular Ministry of Transport roadworthiness tests has been brought to the attention of Parliament
Webinar on top concerns in trucking
Top concerns for the US trucking industry up for discussion during SC&RA webinar
Training world
Jerry Longtin, general manager of Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), based in the USA, talks to IC about training and certification opportunities in the country and worldwide
FEM publishes wind turbine safety guidelines
To help reduce the number of accidents in wind turbine erection, a guideline titled Safety Issues in Wind Turbine Installation and Transportation has been issued by FEM
IPAF still complies with ISO 18878 and ISO 9001
IPAF continues to comply with ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms - Operator (driver) training and with ISO 9001 Quality management systems.
FEM revises guidance on lifting people
Fédération Européenne de la Manutention (FEM) has revised its guidance on the use of cranes to lift people in connection with leisure activities
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